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Thousands oppose parole for man convicted of killing 73-year-old

Fred Stanley was convicted of stabbing Thelma and cutting her throat. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He's been in 27 years and is up for parole. (WKRC File)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Thelma Beck was a 73-year-old grandmother who died fighting off a would-be rapist in her Clifton Heights home in 1990. Now, thousands are fighting for her.

Fred Stanley was convicted of stabbing Thelma and cutting her throat. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He's been in 27 years and is up for parole.

Thelma's family took 2,500 signatures opposing his release to the parole board.

Hundreds of you sent a message to the board through the prosecutor's Parole Watch website. Stanley's hearing is the first week of November, so you can still have a say. Click here to send a message.

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